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The Thriller : Scripting Seat-gripping Suspense (Paperback)

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The Thriller: Scripting Seat-Gripping Suspense plumbs nine-score thrillers for recurring features that build nape-prickling, heart-pounding suspense. Fodder for analysis embraces domestic and foreign fare, classic and contemporary, ranging from Ghost, Speed, Seven, Psycho, and The Silence of the Lambs to La Femme Nikita and Yogen Premonition]. Text eschews a connecting-the-dots, painting-by-numbers approach, in belief that formulas drain the lifeblood of creativity and inevitably spawn a ho-hum product. That said, the eight factors culled from the covered films constitute useful tools in the screenwriters arsenal. Perhaps the best groundwork for a thriller is infiltrating the ATF/FBI/IRA, or a brigade of arms-running mercenaries. Short of that, watching films and reading scripts will work wonders. In that spirit, the book debuts three feature-film scripts for critical scrutiny: mystery thriller Stateline ; police thriller Cashing Out ; supernatural thriller Birthmarks. *Author: Sarno, Gregory G. *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 480 *Publication Date: 2006/11/01 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 1.07 inches


Publisher Iuniverse Inc
Mfg Part# 9780595412860
SKU 203830847
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0595412866
Release Date 4/10/2007
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